Verbanny Log, Rezh District, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia

Corundum-bearing pebble-gravel alluvium is in the floodplain and on the first and second terraces above the floodplain, which forms a valley placer deposit, 1.4 km long and 120 m wide.

The placer deposit contains rounded grains of pink, blue, light blue and violet sapphire (1.5 to 10 mm). Some are flattened with partially preserved smooth crystal faces.


Ref: E. Ya. Kievlenko, Geology of gems, 2003, p. 62

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